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UIC is a complex organization that comprises nearly 40,000 staff, faculty and students, hundreds of offices & programs in dozens of different buildings. APAC created this webpage to serve as a resource clearinghouse for new and current employees.
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ASSOCIATIONS

UIC UNITED: State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA)
The UIC chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA), with over 1,600 members, exists to promote the individual and collective interests and welfare of its members and of all UIC retirees. It endeavors, in association with 48 other chapters in Illinois, to achieve legislation favorable to retirees and to keep members informed of pending legislation that can be of importance to them. In addition, the Chapter disseminates current information on issues of general concern to senior citizens, provides a liaison between retirees and the campus administration, provides opportunities for socializing among members, and works to assure adequate funding of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS).
www.uic.edu/orgs/suaa

University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA)
Membership in the University of Illinois Alumni Association is a great resource to all UIC faculty and staff. We welcome everyone to join, even if they are not graduates of this institution. Membership provides the following benefits to staff and faculty: Annual subscription to the UIC Alumni Magazine, Invitations to special events and programs at discounted member prices, Access to “Members Only” searching features on our UIAA Online Directory of more than 500,000 alumni, Access to UIAA’s award winning Alumni Career Center, Worldwide tours and trips through the Explorers Travel Program. For more information about the UIAA membership on our website, please visit www.uiaa.org.

APs ON OTHER UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CAMPUSES

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Tuition Waivers
Academic Professional employees and children of public university employees may be eligible for a tuition waiver at UIC. Information regarding admission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records, 1200 West Harrison Street, 996-4350, or by visiting: https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/events/index.cfm?Item_id=1160

MyCareer
MyCareer provides information about professional development opportunities, training resources, and employee performance management for Academic Professionals at UIC.
http://mycareer.uic.edu
MyCareer provides links to:

  • Lifelong Learning and Educational Access Program (LLEAP)
    LLEAP is a program that provides eligible employees release time, flex time, and/or funds for educational development purposes for a career at the University.
    www.uic.edu/orgs/LLEAP/LLeap.html
  • Mentoring Program
    The Chancellor's Commitee on the Status of Women, with support from the Academic Professional Advisory Commitee has established a mentoring program on campus. Information is available at:
    www.uic.edu/depts/oae/APMP
  • UIC Training including classes from:
    • ACCC Computer Training Workshops
      Computer training workshops online training tutorials for UIC students, faculty and staff including the entire library of the lynda.com online training tutorials
      http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/workshops/
    • Office for Access and Equity (OAE)
      Interactive workshops for all employees of the University
      http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae/Training.html
    • Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) Training Center
      Providing information on types and availability of courses, workshops, materials, and other resources offered to campus units to meet their needs for training, knowledge and understanding of the OBFS systems, policies, and processes
      http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/training/
    • Research @ UIC
      The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) offers a variety of workshops and educational opportunities related to the conduct of research at UIC including IRB, animal care, rDNA and/or infectious agents or toxins and controlled substance use in research.
      http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/ovcr/research/
      Also visit their Learning Management System (LMS) at:
      www.uictraining.org
    • Office of Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
      Working at UIC 101 is online 24/7 training that provides important information which may help many employees address day-to-day responsibilities more effectively.
      http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/mycareer/uic101/

University Library
The University Library is open to all employees without restriction. Your I-Card gives you borrowing privileges for library materials. Library hours are posted in each library and may be obtained by telephoning 996-0304. For more information on the UIC Library, visit the Web site at
library.uic.edu

Continuing Education
The Office of Continuing Education works with academic units in the university to serve external audiences through specially created credit and noncredit courses. Fees for courses are based on the number of credit hours. For information, call
996-8025, or visit:
www.oce.uic.edu

External Education
External Education is committed to the promotion, growth, and support of instructional outreach that furthers the University's mission of teaching, research, public service, and economic development. External Education strives to advance the campus-level goals of instructional outreach through collaboration with UIC's colleges, departments, units, and centers. For more information please visit the website at:
http://externaledu.uic.edu/

Opportunities through the Colleges:

Additional educational opportunities:

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Program for UIC
A database to search for volunteer opportunities:
www.uicvolunteer.org

National Volunteer Research Registry
ResearchMatch aims to serve as an effective, useful and complementary recruitment tool that will help connect willing volunteers with researchers who are searching for appropriate volunteers to be placed in their research studies (not just clinical trials)
http://www.researchmatch.org/

COMMITTEES

Chancellor’s Committees
UIC established the Chancellor’s Committees to assist the campus community in supporting diversity. The committees include:

Senate Committees
Annually, the Senate Nominating Committee is seeks academic professionals willing to serve on these UIC Senate standing committees: Student Recruitment, Admissions and Retention; Student Affairs; Academic Services; External Relations and Public Service; and Support Services.

SERVICE AWARD PROGRAMS

Employee Recognition Award Program
http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/Special_Programs/employee_recognition.shtml

  • Award of Merit
    Award of Merit recognizes outstanding academic professionals and support staff employees. It is a university-wide honor available to all UIC campus staff members who exhibit service, commitment and dedication. Award recipients receive $2,500 and a memento gift.
    http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/Special_Programs/employee_recognition.shtml
  • CAPE Award
    Cape, the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award, established in 1988, recognizes the demonstrated excellence of academic professional staff, encourages their professional development and indicates the institution's high regard for the contributions of this key segment of the academic community.
    http://www.uic.edu/orgs/apac/cape.html
  • Inspire Award
    In 2007, the program added the INSPIRE Award to recognize individuals who have consistently, and over long periods of time based their every action on UIC's Core Values, "Integrity, Nurture, Service, Pride, Intellect, Respect, and Excellence". An annual UIC Luminary Award is also given to the INSPIRE candidate who represents the pinnacle of service to the campus and its constituents.
    http://www.uic.edu/home/wowaward.shtml#inspire
  • Service Recognition Award
    Service Recognition Awards recognizes faculty members, academic professionals and support staff for years of service to UIC in five-year increments starting with 25 years of service. Departmentally, employees are recognized for every 5 years of service
    http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/uichr/Special_Programs/departments.html
  • Wow Award
    Each person at UIC impacts the relationships we build with students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Thus, the WOW Award was established in 2005 by the Alumni Relations Council to recognize those who make an exceptional effort to build these relationships.
    http://www.uic.edu/home/wowaward.shtml

Delta Award
University Administration Distinguished Employee Leadership and Team Award (DELTA) is designed to annually recognize employees and teams within University Administration (UA) for their exceptional accomplishments and service to the University. Through this program, outstanding performance is encouraged in all UA employees.
https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_id=3654

TRANSPORTATION

Parking
For current parking rates or maps, call the Parking Office at 413-5800 or 413-5850 or via the web at:
www.uic.edu/depts/avcad/parking

RTA Transit Checks
The Parking Office can also provide you with information on RTA Transit Checks. This program allows employees to pay for work related travel expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Commuter Bus/Campus Shuttle
Facilities Management offers a commuter bus service that provides transportation between several parts of campus and the Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station during morning and evening rush hour. Tickets for this bus can be purchased at the Events Centers located in Student Center West and Student Center East. In addition, there is regular campus bus which provides free shuttle service through the east, west and south campuses of UIC. You must show your I-card to board the bus.

Safety
The Univeristy has established safe evening escort and transportation services for University employees, students, visitors, and other authorized individuals between University facilities within designated areas including: Police Student Patrol Escort Service (312-996-2830)
http://www.uic.edu/depts/police/Police Student Patrol Escort.htm and
Red Car Service (312-996-6800: 11pm-7am)
http://fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/red_car.aspx
For more information, visit:
http://www.uic.edu/depts/police/

INFORMATION SOURCES

UIC Announce
UIC Announce is another great place to find out about upcoming events. Information can be accessed via the website at
tigger.uic.edu/announce

Massmails
In addition, daily massmails are sent out to faculty and staff announcing upcoming events and activities.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/paff/newsbureau/massmail.html

PACADEMY
Inforamtion for Academic Professionals
http://www.uic.edu/orgs/apac/pacademy.html

FACILITIES & EVENTS

Admission Fees
Reduced rates for campus programs, events, and services are often available to employees and their companions. Use your I-Card to obtain these discounts.

Athletic Events
The 10,000-seat UIC Pavilion (Harrison at Racine) is the site of men and women
intercollegiate basketball games, as well as a variety of concerts and family events. Tickets are available from the box office (413-5740) or Ticketmaster outlets. Swimming, gymnastics, and other varsity athletic events are held in the Physical Education Building at 901 West Roosevelt Road. For ticket information, please call 996-2772. Tickets for faculty and staff are available at the general public rate. Discounts are available for season ticket holders. More information can be found on the web:
uicflames.cstv.com

Student Centers
UIC has two union buildings on campus: Student Center West, located on the west side of campus, and Student Center East, located on the east side. Both facilities offer several dining options, art galleries, lounges, bookstores, and recreational facilities, as well as a variety of other activities. You may also purchase discounted movie tickets, Great America tickets, Ravinia tickets and more by showing your I-Card. For more information visit http://www.uic.edu/depts/chcc/ or contact the following:

  • Student Center East
    750 South Halsted Street
    413-5100
  • Student Center West
    828 South Wolcott Avenue
    413-5200

To reserve rooms at these Centers, visit: http://www.uic.edu/depts/meetings/

Cultural Events and Activities
The Campus Programs Department, along with the Student Centers, offers a wide variety of events for both students and staff. Events include lectures, coffeehouses, films, art exhibits, fashion shows, workshops, and more. Campus Programs also offers a Craft Shop located in Student Center West, which may be used for a small fee. For more information, visit the Web site at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/chcc/programs/Campus/Files/

UIC Campus Recreation
A variety of facilities are avaialble indluceing the Student Recreation Facility (737 S. Halsted), Sport andd Fitness Center (828 S. Wolcott), Student Games and Bowling Center (750 S. Halsted) and the South Field Complex (900 W. 14th Place). For more information on facilities, aquatics, group fitness, instructional programs, swimming, massage therapy, personal training, and more, visit:
http://imweb.ops.uic.edu/public/rec/

Recreational Facilities
Campus Recreation offers three facilities on campus: The new Sport and Fitness Center located on the east side of campus, the west side recreation facility located in Student Center West and the Physical Education Building (PEB). Each facility offers swimming, weight rooms, cardio equipment, and may offer exercise classes. Campus Recreation also offers personal training and fitness  assessments at their Human Performance Lab. Faculty and staff may join the facilities at a discounted rate and can pay for their membership through payroll deduction.
www.rec.uic.edu

Spouses/significant others may also join at the faculty/staff rate. For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 413-5155 or visit its Web site at
www.housing.uic.edu

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Credit Union
Employees and their families are eligible for membership in Credit Union 1, the UIC credit union. Services include free checking, savings, CDs, IRAs, and ATM cards; MasterCard and Visa; and direct deposit of paychecks. Personal, car, and student loans are also available. Offices on campus are at the following locations:

  • University Hall
    601 South Morgan Street
    413-3607
  • Administrative Office Building
    1737 West Polk Street
    413-2431
  • Chicago Circle Center
    750 South Halsted Street
    355-0590

For more information, go to the Web site at:
www.creditunion1.org

GENERAL BENEFITS & SERVICES

Information and Employment Center(IEC)
The Information and Employment Center is designed to help current employees access online information such as NESSIE so that they may view their pay stubs, request exams and more. Potential employees may use the center to complete on-line job applications. The Information and Employment Center is located in Room 109 HRB, 715 South Wood Street.

Benefits Center
Assistance, direction, or advice from counselors is available for insurance and other benefits related problems or inquiries at the Benefits Center, Room 305 Human Resources Building, 715 South Wood, 996-6471, or at www.uihr.uillinois.edu.
The Benefits Center also provides assistance with 403b and 457 plans.

State Universities Retirement System
The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to all university employees. If you have any questions regarding SURS, write to:

  • State Universities Retirement System,
    1901 Fox Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820
    or call 1-800-ASK-SURS.

Information may also be obtained from the SURS Web site at www.surs.org
www.surs.org or by e-mailing webmail@surs.org

Retirement & Investment Plans
Retirement Planning Seminars
https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_ID=139
403(b) Investment Company Visits, Counseling, and Seminars
https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu/cf/benefits/index.cfm?Item_ID=2854

Employee Assistance Services
The Employee Assistance Service (EAS) provides free, professional, confidential assessments, short-term counseling referrals, and follow-up for UIC employees and their families. For more information contact the University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Human Resources at 996-3588 or visit:
http://www.psych.uic.edu/clinical/eap.htm

Campus Advocacy Network (CAN)
CAN provides a team approach to advocacy in order to assist UIC staff who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and hate crimes. Advocacy means that CAN assists staff in navigating this process. CAN outlines options and supports the staff member by making phone calls, assisting with safety planning coordinating different services, and/or accompanying the staff member to appointments or court appearances. CAN IS located in Room 802, University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St., (312) 413-1025.
www.uic.edu/depts/owa/advocacy.html

UIC Children's Center
UIC Children's Center is located at two on-campus sites and provides full-day early childhood education services to preschool children of UIC students, faculty, and staff.
http://www.uic.edu/depts/children/

Computer Support
Instructional Technology Lab focuses on training for faculty in instructional technology.
Help for general computer troubleshooting, account, and password problems, call (312) 413-3003 or e-mail consult@uic.edu.
REACH for computer repair and installation.

DISCOUNTS

Employees are eligible for a number of discounts through off-campus retailers. Information can be found at https://nessie.uihr.uillinois. edu/cf/benefits. Under "Additional Programs and Services ", click on the link to “Discounts and other services." Get these specific discounts at the Events Centers at Student Center West or Student Center East:

  • Movies/Entertainment
    • AMC movie passes:
      • $7.75 Gold - (Any movie)
      • $6.75 Silver - (2 weeks after release)
    • Kerasotes movie passes
      • $7.75 Premier (any movie)
      • $5.75 regular (2 week after release)
    • Great America Six Flags
  • Cellular Phone Discounts
    These discounts refer to cellular phone service for personal use only. For details on purchasing service for official University use, please contact the OBFS Purchasing Division.
    • AT&T Wireless Discount - 18% service discount. Provide the discount code 2596528 or use the website to receive the discount.
    • Sprint/Nextel Discount - 22% discount on select Sprint/Nextel cellular plans.
    • U.S. Cellular - 15% service discount. If you are not a current U.S. Cellular customer, you will need to first stop by a U.S. Cellular store to sign up for service, before visiting the website to obtain your discount.
    • Verizon Wireless - 18% service discount & 25% accessories discount. To obtain this discount, fax (1-888-457-1731) or email (StateofILEmployeeProgram@GL.VerizonWireless.com) the following information to Verizon Wireless:
      • A copy of your University ID card
      • Name
      • Email Address
      • Contact Number
      • Verizon Wireless Account Number or Wireless Number

Car Purchase

  • Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo and Land-Rover dealers
    Vehicle discounts are available to University employees through the Ford X Plan.
  • General Motors
    The General Motors Supplier Discount provides vehicle discounts, as well as mortgage, real estate and moving services, to University employees..

Travel Discounts
Information on travel discounts can be found on the OBFS web site. Discounts are available through preferred vendors for travel transportation and lodging. The following may be out of date.

  • Club Quarters™
    The University of Illinois has established a membership in Club Quarters™. C lub Quarters owns and operates full service hotels for the exclusive use of guests and employees of member companies. They offer a full range of services for the business traveler. Members receive low rates (typically less than allowable State rates) for a quality hotel room in 10 prime big city locations.
  • Hotels/Motels
    When making any hotel/motel reservations, ask about “state employee discounts”. Many hotels will provide a discount; you may need to provide your University ID.
    • Best Western (800) 528-1234
      CODE: 01026040 Big 10 Rate
    • Club Quarters (212) 575-0006
      CODE: University of IL member
    • Hilton (800) HILTONS
      CODE: Stud/Faculty Disc
    • Holiday Inn (800) HOLIDAY
      CODE: 000176095
    • Howard Johnson’s (800) 654-2000
      CODE: 160617
    • Marriott (800) 228-9290
      CODE: None Required
    • Quality Inn Internt’l (800) 228-5050
      CODE: 026678
    • Radisson Hotel (800) 333-3333
      CODE: WP1602 Big 10 Rate
    • Ramada Inn (800) 2-RAMADA
      CODE: 901597-Gov.Rate
    • Red Roof Inn (800) 733-7663
      CODE: CP514137
    • Sheraton (800) 325-3535
      CODE: Stud/Fac.Disc 66764-CO

Auto Rental

  • Preferred Car Rental Agency: National Car Rental
    Through its affiliation with the "Big Ten", University employees can obtain discounted rates on rental vehicles from National Car Rental. When making reservations, use the corporate id number 5004460. The phone number for reservations is 800-227-7368. For identification purposes, carry your University ID card, your driver's license, and the credit card you will use for car rental payment. For details on rental rates and special rental options, see the National Car Rental Information page. You can compare rates for car sizes and check to see if there are surcharges or special rates for commonly used University routes, such as UIUC to UIC and UIS to UIUC. Renters may review certain features, terms, and limitations of the National Car Rental agreement and enroll in National's Emerald Club (free for one year) from that page.
  • Budget (State of IL) (800) 527-0700
    CODE: U009100
  • Hertz (U of I) (800) 654-3011
    CODE: 215471
  • Avis (800) 331-1212
    CODE: A/B 124900

Computers and Software

Additional Discounts

Overstock.com
Overstock.com has extended a 10% discount to University of Illinois Employees - check out Overstock.com for some great deals! A new office desk, storage unit, or leather jacket? We have kitchen tables, jewelry boxes, yard décor, home improvement goods and SO much more! Use the discount code 121728 to receive your 10% discount!...and remember, no matter what you order, shipping is just $2.95.

  • Discount code can only be used once per email address.
  • 10% discount not valid on electronics and media.

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  • 10% off sitewide
  • 15% off $80 or more
  • 20% off $125 or more
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